“A Russian Youth” wins Fajr Critics’ Circle Award

April 24, 2019

TEHRAN – “A Russian Youth” by Alexander Zolotukhin from Russia has won the Critics’ Circle Award at the 37th Fajr International Film Festival.

Russian cinematographer Ayrat Yamilov receives the award on behalf of Zolotukhin during a ceremony held at Charsu Cineplex in Tehran on Wednesday.

The film tells the story of a young Russian soldier who has lost his sight during a German gas attack in World War I. But due to his strong sense of hearing, he is kept at the front to listen for enemy planes at the giant metal pipes that form a kind of early-warning system.

“Werewolf”, a co-production between Poland and Germany by Polish director Adrian Panek, was selected as runner-up.

The film tells the story of eight orphan children who survived a Nazi camp in 1945.

Over 160 films from 64 countries have been screened in various sections of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival, which will come to an end tomorrow. 

Photo: Russian cinematographer Ayrat Yamilov (R) receives the Critics’ Circle Award on behalf of “A Russian Youth” director Alexander Zolotukhin during the 37th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran on April 24, 2019. (FIFF)

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